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Questions mount ahead of coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has begun talks with the opposition SPD, as she looks to build a new coalition. The CDU scored a stunning victory in September's elections. However, their former coalition partners the FDP failed to gain enough votes to stay in parliament, leaving a grand coalition as the most likely alternative. But that would leave Germany with a weak political opposition.

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